Tropical Screech Owl

Megascops choliba - Petit-duc choliba

Petit-duc choliba
adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Megascops

  • Species
    :

    choliba

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1817

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 24 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 97 à 160 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 9 Subspecies

  • Megascops choliba luctisonus (Costa Rica to nw Colombia)
  • Megascops choliba margaritae (Margarita I.. off n Venezuela.)
  • Megascops choliba duidae (s Venezuela)
  • Megascops choliba cruciger (e Colombia and e Peru through Venezuela, the Guianas to ne Brazil)
  • Megascops choliba surutus (Bolivia)
  • Megascops choliba decussatus (c and e Brazil)
  • Megascops choliba choliba (s Brazil, e Paraguay)
  • Megascops choliba wetmorei (w Paraguay, n Argentina)
  • Megascops choliba uruguaii (se Brazil, Uruguay and ne Argentina)

Foreign names

  • Petit-duc choliba,
  • Autillo Chóliba,
  • Corujinha-do-mato,
  • Cholibaeule,
  • Choliba-füleskuvik,
  • Choliba-schreeuwuil,
  • Assiolo neotropicale,
  • Cholibadvärguv,
  • Tropeugle,
  • výrček čóliba,
  • výreček brýlový,
  • Marañón-dværghornugle,
  • pampapöllönen,
  • xot tropical,
  • syczoń tropikalny,
  • Южноамериканская совка,
  • スピックスコノハズク,
  • 热带角鸮,
  • 熱帶鳴角鴞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry, Moist ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Illustration

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